TOPGUN’s Next Challenge

Unread postPosted: 04 Sep 2019, 17:38
by basher54321
By Captain Thomas “Jethro” Bodine, U.S. Navy

Since its inception, the Navy Fighter Weapons School—or TOPGUN—has had a singular purpose: create the best air-to-air combat aircrew in the world. For half a century, TOPGUN has achieved this goal through a rigorous training program built on intensive classroom instruction, detailed flight briefs, and meticulous mission debriefs. As this elite organization charges head-long into its sixth decade of operations, a TOPGUN-style introspective is warranted to uncover the enduring “goods” while highlighting a mounting challenge for naval aviation ------ ... -challenge